Uniform Standards

St. Christopher Catholic School encourages students to “dress for respect.”  The school uniform is a symbol of our wonderful Catholic school.  A student’s personal appearance should not disrupt or detract from the educational environment of the school. 

The school principal reserves the right to designate which types of dress or appearance are not acceptable and the authority to grant exceptions for special occasions.  Parents are expected to ensure student compliance with our uniform standards at all times.  Students grossly out of uniform will be kept out of the classroom until the parents/guardians bring the proper attire to the school.

All uniforms can be purchased at Dennis Uniform

Starting with the first day of school until October 31 of the school year and from April 1 to the end of the school year, the following “Summer” dress requirements have been established:

Shorts:  Black walking shorts, no higher than 2 inches above the knee when kneeling; worn at the waist
Belts:  Solid black belt, no embellishments
Polo Shirts/Blouses: Burgundy, with school emblem – must be tucked in
Socks: Boys and girls must wear white crew-length or ankle socks visible at all times
Sweaters (for cool days):  solid burgundy, v-neck cardigan, with school emblem
Shoes: solid black with some white or white with some black tennis shoes with matching laces
P.E. Summer Uniform:  P.E. gray shirt with logo, P.E. burgundy shorts with logo, tennis shoes that are majority black with some white or majority white with some black with matching laces and above the ankle white socks. P.E. shirts must be tucked in
P.E. Shoes:  solid black with some white or white with some black tennis shoes with matching laces
P.E. Sweatshirts and sweat pants (for cool days): solid burgundy, with school emblem

From November 1 to March 31 of the school year, the following “winter” dress requirements have been established. This can be subject to change based on weather patterns.

Boys Girls
  • Pants:  Black dress pants
  • Belt: Solid black belt, no embellishments
  • Shirts: White, short- or long-sleeve, dress shirts, square collar – must be tucked in
  • Tie:  Burgundy
  • Shoes:  Black dress shoes with laces
  • Socks:  Black dress socks only
  • Sweaters:  Solid burgundy, v-neck cardigan, with school emblem
  • Coats or Jackets (for cold days):  Student choice – Must wear school sweater underneath the jacket
  • Skirts and skorts:  Plaid or solid burgundy; must be no higher than 2” above the    knees when kneeling
  • Blouses: White, short- or long-sleeve, button up with Peter Pan (rounded) collar, must be tucked in
  • Tie:  Crisscross snap tie, solid burgundy or school plaid
  • Shoes: Flat black leather tie shoe with matching laces and soft soles for both boys and girls; girls may wear flat black “Mary Jane” type shoes with soft soles
  • Socks:  Solid white, burgundy, or black tights or knee high socks
  • Sweaters:  Solid burgundy, v-neck cardigan, with school emblem
  • Coats or Jackets (for cold days):  Student choice – Must wear school sweater underneath the jacket

P.E. Sweatshirts and sweat pants: Solid burgundy, with school emblem
P.E. Shoes:  Solid black or white tennis shoes with matching laces

Dress Guidelines for All Students

Uniforms must be neat and cleanShirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times.  Pants, shorts, sweatpants, skirts, and/or skorts must be worn at waist level.

Hair:  Must be neat and combed.  Boys’ hair must be cut above the collar, ears, and eyebrows in length, traditional styles, only.  Bows and headbands (for girls) must be appropriate to the uniform.  Frosting, bleaching, dying or highlighting hair is not permitted.  Unnatural hair color, Mohawks, reverse Mohawks, spirit spears, and other extreme hair styles detract from the educational setting and will not be allowed.

Hats:  Hats may not be worn on campus.  Hats must be removed when arriving at school.  Hats are approved only as part of a team uniform or when approved by the principal for a special event.
Make up, fingernail polish, acrylic nails:  These are not allowed at any time.

Jewelry:  Girls may wear a watch, one small post earring per ear, and one necklace of a religious nature.  Boys may wear a watch and one religious necklace.  Boys may not wear earrings.  In the interests of safety, only small crosses and medals on thin chains are allowed.  No rings or bracelets are permitted for either boys or girls.

Coats or Jackets:  May be worn to and from school and on the grounds.  Coats, jackets and other outerwear should be removed in the classroom and Church.

Free Dress/Spirit Days:  Students are permitted “free dress” on their birthdays and on other designated days.  On these days, tank tops, spaghetti straps, see-through, mesh- type, bare midriff tops, muscle shirts, and so forth are not permitted.  T-shirts must not have objectionable language or pictures; any items that may be gang related or worn for the expressed purpose of identifying affiliations to gangs, thugs, punks, juvenile delinquents, hoodlums, and/or young criminals are prohibited.   Skirts and shorts must be 2” below fingertip length.  Fashions and fads, which become a health or safety hazard to oneself or others, such as hoop and dangling earrings, spikes or studded clothing, will not be allowed.  For students with summer birthdays, their Free Dress Day will be on the second Thursday in May.